Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy
Europe 2020 is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade. In a changing world, we want the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy.

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Useful Links | CESlink CESlink Search: Skip to navigation Skip to content You are at: Home / Themes / Europe 2020 / Useful Links The Myth of Europe - by Gareth Harding When the euro officially entered circulation at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, 2002, fireworks lit up the night sky across Europe to celebrate the scrapping of the French franc, German deutsche mark, Greek drachma, and a clutch of other ancient currencies. Brussels hosted an extravagant sound-and-light show, while Frankfurt unveiled a five-story statue of the freshly minted euro as a pop band belted out "With Open Arms (Euro World Song)." "I am convinced," European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg declared, that the launch of euro coins and banknotes "will appear in the history books in all our countries and beyond as the start of a new era in Europe." The early 2000s did feel like the European moment.

Subsidy for Health Social innovation for health promotion Topic / Target >HEALTH.2013.3.3-1 Social innovation for health promotion EU research should aim to identify, develop and better understand innovative approaches to reduce sedentary behaviour and enhance the level of physical activity in the population. Research should include the evaluation of innovative on-going initiatives that reduce sedentary behaviour, enhance the level of physical activity combined with dietary or other interventions. In this context, research should include the identification of "good practices", as well as the analysis of their economic and social benefits and impact. Correlates will have to be detected (such as cultural, environmental, economic, psychological and others) that inhibit or promote the individuals capacity to increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and self-regulate their dietary or other relevant behaviour.

How Austerity Is Killing Europe by Jeff Madrick On the last day of 2011, a headline in The Wall Street Journal read: “Spain Misses Deficit Target, Sets Cuts.” The cruel forces of poor economic logic were at work to welcome in the new year. The European Union has become a vicious circle of burgeoning debt leading to radical austerity measures, which in turn further weaken economic conditions and result in calls for still more damaging cuts in government spending and higher taxes.

Award: 10,000 € for the European Social Entrepreneur of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations The award recognises individuals who have developed exceptional models to solve a social problem regarding active aging and solidarity between generations. The models should be replicable elsewhere and have the potential to improve conditions for active ageing and solidarity between generations on a wider scale. Sponsored by the Generali Future Fund, awardees will receive 10,000 € (1st place), 6,000 € (2nd place) or 3,000 € (3rd place). The prizes are to be used by the social entrepreneurs to spread their model to other regions and countries. Finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony in Brussels in fall 2012.

Austerity has never worked | Ha-joon Chang Last week saw a string of bad economic news reports. The eurozone leaders seem unwilling or unable to change from their austerity policies, even as Greece and Spain fall apart and the core eurozone economies contract. Britain watches on as its economy is heading for the third consecutive quarter of contraction, with an unexpectedly sharp fall in manufacturing.

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Employment & Poverty - EAPN EAPN Ireland actively promotes the idea that everyone of working age should have access to a quality job. We are also concern ourselves at a policy level with (1) unemployment in a comparative European context, (2) comparative European responses to unemployment and the welfare state and (3) the strong and deeply damaging link between poverty and unemployment. EAPN Ireland convenes an Employment Working Group of mainly national community organisations which engages with a number of areas related to employment policy at national and European level. This section of the site is under under development to take into account a constantly evolving employment context at national and European level.

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